Caribbean Students at Surrey

An insight into life at Surrey from a current Caribbean student

Culture Shock: Language Differences

I love language! I’m a poet and an aspiring journalist; my minor is in creative writing..did I mention that I love language? Let’s talk about some British jargon that shocked me right into the culture.   Pants usually refers to underwear. I discovered this after a conversation at the dinner table when I was sharing my […]


Talking About Grades 💯

As one of the top universities in the UK, you have to get pretty good grades to get into Surrey- and one would hope that you’d keep the standards up when you get here as well. From my experience, uni has actually been easier than CAPE, but that’s a whole different kettle of fish. The […]


Eating Caribbean In Guildford

West Indian people are very particular about their food. International students are always concerned about whether they’ll manage to get their usual cuisine in a different country. Luckily, there are some relatively solid options in Surrey. Tesco Superstore This is the main supermarket for students, as it is conveniently located. 10 minutes walking from Stag […]


England in Spring: Brixton Market…Jerk Roti?

Before I ever came to uni here, I heard tons of reviews about how Brixton is the ‘little Caribbean’ in London, and that’s no exaggeration at all! It’s not the most picturesque area, but it definitely is cultured. If you ever have a craving for a taste of home- jerk, saltfish, aloo pie, doubles, ackee, […]


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